All American Summer

All American Summer

Summer 2020 is the summer for grilling! Break out your inner grill master this summer with a brand new Master Built Gravity Series charcoal Grill + Smoker, a $200 Food City gift card to get all the meat you can handle and a Family 4 Pack to Lake Winnie

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New to grilling? Food City has provided some grilling tips to help you through the whole process! 

1 MARBLING

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you that the key to all good steaks is marbling. It’s those little white flecks within the meat that are packed with flavor. They’ll melt when you cook and baste the beef from the inside out.  So look for those little white flecks and the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. Only at Food City.

 

2 SEASONING

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you that Certified Angus Beef ® brand offer the best steaks for grilling. But the very best beef doesn’t need heavy seasoning to taste great. Just a little salt and pepper is all it takes to bring out the best in the original brand of premium beef – only available at Food City.

 

3 TURN UP THE HEAT

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you before cooking your steaks this summer, make sure you start with a raging grill. If your steak doesn’t sizzle when it hits the grate, wait until it gets hotter. A hot grill gives steaks that perfect sear, enhancing every bite. Food City, your summer steak headquarters.

 

4 PATIENCE

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you to let your grill do the work next time you’re cooking your steaks from Food City. Just place them on the grate and let them be. Moving your steaks too frequently makes them lose their natural juices and can dry out – and you won’t get that sear that enhances every bite. So be patient.

 

5 FORK FACTOR

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you that forks are for eating, not for grilling. So when you’re standing over your grill, make sure you’re using tongs or a spatula to turn your steaks and burgers that you picked up at Food City. Piercing the beef with a fork will allow all those flavorful juices to spill out into your grill, and that can leave you with a tough, dry piece of meat.

 

6 READ IN AN INSTANT

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you there’s only one way to truly tell if your steaks and burgers are cooked to your perfect degree of doneness – and no, that doesn’t mean cutting into them while cooking. Use an instant-read thermometer – just insert it at the thickest part of the steak or burger and know the exact temperature of your dinner.

 

7 REST ASSURED

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you patience is a virtue in grilling –when you remove your steaks from the grill, don’t serve them just yet. Instead, cover them with aluminum foil and let them rest for a few minutes on a cool plate. This allows the juices to redistribute evenly throughout the meat, ensuring each bite is flavorful and juicy.

 

8 SEARING

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you to consider searing your steaks on the outside. Do this by making sure your grill is raging hot before placing steaks - you should hear that sizzle when it hits the grate. Just another tip from your friends at the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, only available at Food City.

 

9 CARVING

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you to help ensure that each bite is as tender as the last, always carve against the grain of that juicy steak. Once you’ve allowed your steak to rest a few minutes after pulling it from the grill, cut across the steak’s natural texture. Another tip from your friends at the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, only available at Food City.

 

10 PATIENCE

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you the key to developing a good sear on the outside of your steak is patience. Don’t poke or prod or move your steak. Leave it be for a couple minutes, and when the steak naturally releases from the grate, you’ll know it’s time to flip.  Another tip from the Certified Angus Beef brand, only available at Food City.

 

11 NOT COOKIN

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you that once you’ve placed your steak on the grill and close the lid, don’t fuss. A closed lid allows the grill to work like a convection oven, circulating heat throughout and allowing for an evenly cooked piece of meat. Another tip from the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, only available at Food City.

 

12 FREEZING

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you if you have a frozen steak, to thaw it overnight in the fridge. Just put it on a plate, cover it with plastic wrap, or just a sealable baggie, and let it go. You’ll be pleased with the results. We promise. Another tip from your Food City certified butcher.

 

13 BETTER BURGER

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you the best burgers are not only made with the best ingredients, but also with the best shape. Next time you’re making your burgers by hand, form them gently into patties, and finish by placing an indentation with your thumb in the middle of the patty. Just another tip from your friends at Food City.

 

14 TOP IT

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you whether you’re cooking a juicy steak or burger, kick it up a notch. Think about topping your steaks and burgers with blue cheese, portabella mushrooms, or maybe even a classic chimichurri or steak butter. Another tip from your friends at the Certified Angus Beef® brand, only available at Food City.

 

15 LIGHTEN UP

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you a steak can be much more than a steak. On these hot summer days, think about creating a steak salad. Top sirloin, New York strip and Flat Iron are all great options for steak salads. Just grill, slice thin and mix with greens, blue cheese and a light dressing - or any salad items of your choice.

 

16 PAIR IT

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you the next time you’re grilling, try pairing your steak with something that’ll kick your meal up a notch. Try them alongside grilled watermelon, jicama slaw, or even a simple fruit salad enhanced with mint. Another tip from your friends at the Certified Angus Beef® brand, only available at Food City.

 

17 SMOKE IT

If you’re craving some good, old fashioned smoky barbecue your Food City certified butcher reminds you to throw some hickory chips in a smoking box on your grill next to your favorite steaks and burgers and let the smoke roll. Another tip from your friends at the Certified Angus Beef® brand, only available at Food City.

18 DIAMOND GRILL MARKS

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you to give some aesthetic value to those already-delicious steaks? Just put your steaks on a hot grill for a few minutes, then give them a quarter turn on the grate. Then flip and repeat. Just another tip from your friends at the Certified Angus Beef® brand, only available at Food City.

 

19 FRESH SUMMER FLAVOR

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you summer gets exciting when two favorites collide: Combine fresh peach slices with grilled sirloin steak on pizza. The rich, beefy flavors of the sirloin contrast beautifully with the syrupy sweetness of peach. Serve on a flatbread or fresh pizza crust.

 

20 STICK IT!

Your Food City certified butcher reminds you there’s nothing quite like thick, juicy hunks of beef and fresh vegetables grilled on a stick over flame. You can use just about any cut of beef on skewers, but Certified Angus Beef® brand top sirloin is ideal and economical. Marinate the sirloin in your favorite flavors then chunk or slice, and thread it on the skewers.

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